Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our wee little tree skirt

♪♪♪Happy Holidays!!!♪♪♪

I did it! I finished a project!

When Todd and I brought home our wee tree, I was sad because we didn't have a tree skirt. So of course I broke out my mountainous stash of fabric, dug through it all and found a couple patterns I thought would do, then whipped one up!

Yeah right.

Do you like how I made that sound? Whipped it up? Agonized over it for more than two weeks is more like it! But we must concentrate on the important thing here, which is I that I actually finished a project! Finally! (have you caught on that I'm really proud of myself? really. the pile of half finished projects in my office is simply ridiculous)

Here is our wee tree skirt to go along with our wee tree...

I stumbled across this tutorial for a quilted tree skirt at Sew4Home, which is an awesome little place filled with DIY tutorials to use around your house. The directions seemed pretty clear and concise, so I thought I'd give it a try. It included making your own bias tape, which was the first time I'd tried my hand at that....and I can safely say that sucks. I have a hard time getting the right spacing on the folds. This of course could be due to the fact that I can't cut a straight line to save my life....which I'm sure in turn contributes to the fact that I can't sew a straight line...

I'm super happy with the way it came out. In several places the lines aren't all that straight, but it looks nice and serves it's purpose! I was thinking that I could do small embroideries and attach to the individual panels for each year we use it. I suppose I could start this year....

Here is a close up of the four different fabrics that I used

and here is a photo of the adorable little ties that hold it together in the back

There are several inhabitants of this house that are so fond of it that it's become their favorite place to nap....

Loving the holidays and all the projects they bring. But I have a hard time keeping up with all the wonderful ideas I keep seeing and would like to try out. But one thing at a time. We're still working on our gingerbread house, so I need to finish that before I start another major project. Anyone else have any projects that they have or even haven't posted on their blog? I've been a pinning fool lately :)

Happy Holidays


  1. I love this! It's so cute and homey-looking! You should definitely consider selling these on your Etsy site!

  2. That is a beautiful one. Great Job! I made a tree skirt manymanymany years ago when I was a stay at home mom out of little strips, then quilted the whole thing. We are still using it under our tree right now, it's not perfect especially since I had no pattern/tutorial/idea what I was doing, but I love it.

  3. Ladies you are too sweet! Thank you so much!
    Tab - I don't know if anyone would buy them with crooked seams! lol! I've got to get a little better first :)

  4. This is extremely cute! I might have to try it. Well, next year. I've got a million unfinished projects too!


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